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Grateful Dead Live at Soldier Field on 1992-06-25


Topics Live concert


Bertha, Greatest Story Ever Told, West L.A. Fadeaway, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Ramble On Rose, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Brown Eyed Women, The Music Never Stopped Iko Iko*, Good Morning Little School Girl**, Way To Go Home, Saint Of Circumstance, He's Gone-> Drums-> Jam-> The Wheel, So Many Roads, All Along The Watchtower*-> Turn On Your Love Light**, E: Gloria**


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Soldier Field
Location Chicago, IL

Source SBD > RF Digital Earpiece Monitor Mix Buss (mix was fed to Kreutzman/Hart) >Vault Archive ADAT > 24-bit/96 kHz 2-track Mixdown DAT (Marin County Source) > SSSB


Notes

SBD > RF Digital Earpiece Monitor Mix Buss (mix was fed to Kreutzman/Hart) >
Vault Archive ADAT > 24-bit/96 kHz 2-track Mixdown DAT (Marin County Source) > SSSB; Seeded to etree by Jay Serafin

Reviews

Reviewer: ktownhead - - December 23, 2012
Subject: The best Chi-town show I ever saw!
Was really pumped about this show.With the release of Two From The Vault fresh and crisp in my head.I said to my bro's the band gonna play something no one has heard in a long time.WOW WOW WOW !!!!Miller opened then the boys came out with a smoking set 1 Jerry came out for set 2 with such a smile on his face it so great to see.Miller stepped in on Iko then Cotton steps out scratching our heads not knowing who He is Gives all of us Jerry as well shcool'in in Chi-town blues oh yeaaaaaaaaa!The Gloria end'er all of them back out for one more.Damn good times.
Reviewer: smole - - April 2, 2008
Subject: Chi town cops are so cool!
best city cops I ever came across for a Dead show. Was there for both shows in 92' and 95'. After the 2nd night in 92' I saw 2 uniformed cops on horseback huffing balloons. And this cop in 95' walked upon me trying to slim-jim my friends car which was parked along the street, blocks away from the stadium to get the cooler out after the 2nd night's show. And he got the door open for me. ************highlights were So Many Roads and Schoolgirl.
The boys were getting tired of the road by this point of the tour and you could hear it in their playing. The shows from the start of this tour were much higher energy.
3 stars for the show & one for the Chi town cops=4
Reviewer: Drumheadz - - March 19, 2008
Subject: Great Show
What I remeber the most about this... Besides the Train horn drums segment and James Cotton, is that it was a very clear night in Chicago and then 1 cloud appeared above us. I was in a Life Drawing class at the time so I was used to seeing Naked models quite a bit. This cloud that formed was a perfect head, shoulder, breast and torso of a woman kinda laying on her side. With almost perfect timing, Bob broke into "This must be Heaven, Tonight I cross the line, You must be the Angel I thought I might never find" Maybe it was the acid, and maybe I wasn't the only one who saw it.
Reviewer: Trevor tnt Toll - - September 3, 2007
Subject: 33 and counting
ok yes there are parts missing and it seems to be in more then three songs so i will say 2 stars but again i must say this show is decent and deserves a listen.show 33 out of 105 love the scene in chi town remember the dj spinning tunes after the show in the parking lot.That was us Canadians with our friends from florida .Miss you Jer. Peace and love to everyone.
Reviewer: windy_city_rebel - - June 25, 2007
Subject: Awsome show...
This was a great show.The song selection & all...Anyone who thought this show wasnt good are very mistaken.They rocked..
Reviewer: TheOtherOne1 - - April 8, 2007
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Reviewer: ernestangley - - January 1, 2007
Subject: I wouldn't have thought it could get much worse, but it did...
My 2nd to last show, the following night being the end of 8 yr run. I left what now sounds like a passable show worried for Jerry's and the band's future. The new songs flat out stunk, and in retrospect, represent Jerry's loss of interest in the music. Vince is a vastly underrated keyboardist, but the patches fed to him by Bravelove et al. did a horrible disservice to his musicianship and the band's sound as a whole. Bruce fits in well, but the sound is often thick and clunky with the two keyboardists, unlike the delicate, eerie minimalism the band had perfected - particularly on slow tunes - towards the latter half of Brent's tenure. Moreover, the mix has a tinny quality, unfortunately representative of the band's sound during what I've heard of the in-ear monitor period.

As for individual songs, "Bertha," as previously noted, is cut, "Brown Eyed Women" is OK in what sounds like an unusually relaxed tempo for the period, and the end of "Music" reflects the meagre psychedelic height of what proved to be an exceptionally jamless show. The second set kicks off with a bouncy "Iko," leading into capable, if uninspired, treatments of "He's Gone" and "Lovelight." If you want to hear some smoking James Cotton, look elsewhere, like the live sets with his own band on the Alligator label. Two stars.
Reviewer: otis_flan - - December 26, 2006
Subject: oops it was the 93 shows
Thanks again Dave
Reviewer: LazyLightnin - - December 26, 2006
Subject: Grate 90's show
this show doesnt pick up until BE Women. obviously the guy who said this show wasnt worth a download is on some dope. Jerry is sleepin at times but is pretty much on point the whole show. The good mornin lil schoolgirl is the highlight here. an excellant 2nd set as far as 90's Dead goes. above average space, tho i can do without the train whistle. phil bombs during Gloria. these guys just kicked out the jams on this night. wish i coulda been there but i was only 11 years old lol.

Jerry 3.9 stars
Bob 5+
Phil 5 (of course)
Devils 4
Vince 5

ill go with a 5 overall, what the hell, i really enjoyed this one.
Reviewer: tommy tuesday - - October 11, 2006
Subject: 1st show
This was my first Dead show and didn'tknow it was gonna start a life-long process, music... I really found out why you dont eat to many funghi the first time also(LOL). Cant tell you how grear this day was. Hope to feel that again but will probaly only live in my soul.. PEACE and LOVE to all and thank's to the "GOOD OLE' GRATEFUL DEAD!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: dlamb - - July 6, 2006
Subject: grilled cheez
We sold alot of them at this show. Now that I have read a decent review of the mix I may download it. Of the shows I went to, this one had to the be the worst. Somebody in an earlier post mentioned hearing the conversations behind them more than the show and it was the same for me. Thanks for the helpful reviews.
Reviewer: kingdork - - March 7, 2006
Subject: 3 out of 5
A good show. Worth the download.
Reviewer: kaotics - - December 30, 2005
Subject: firery finish..
As for the 90's, this show has some red hot finishing songs. So Many Roads was up there with the best (not quite 7/9/95 but close), Watchtower (Jerry wripped up), Lovelight (w/ James Cotton) Bobby didn't want to give in, and a Gloria encore sent us all dancin' out of the place with smiles on our face. Oh baby it hurts so good to remember these beautiful nights.
Reviewer: al v - - September 6, 2005
Subject: slackin
what is it about stadium shows that subtracts from the experience? Besides the size--the sound!! When you can hear the guy behind you bitchin about his job, slurring his speech, burping and farting then I'm to far away from the stage. I had to get closer and ended up phil side about a quarter the way back on the second level-much better. Highlite was oddly enough-- way to go home and so many roads, not worth DL unless you were there. Whisch is probably the only reason anyone would look this year up. But thanks again to those who post it.
Reviewer: dragonwithmatches - - August 18, 2005
Subject: Beautiful So Many Roads
A really nice show. My favorite moment has to be the beautiful version of So Many Roads. Jerry's solo sparkles! It was a hot, clear night on the lakefront and there were a lot of stars out. I remember looking to them during Jerry's solo. Fans of So Many Roads will be pleased.
Reviewer: secret8476 - - July 8, 2005
Subject: chopped or not ...
Yeah its brutal knowing theres nasty chops in here, BUT -
Check out that Lovelight!!!!!!
One of my most favorite versions of this song with Bobby singing. James Cotton on the Harmonica - it was just incredible. A false ending at the end , and Bobby keeping the song flowing for a few more verses , followed up by a Gloria Encore - its beyond description. If you dont want to download a chopped show , do yourself a favor and at least have a listen to those last two.
Reviewer: ckorchinski - - May 17, 2005
Subject: Uncut Version?
i hear you conrad...i appreciate the enormous efforts of people to remaster shows, but why remaster a source that sounds perfect to begin with? why not remaster things that could actually use audio remastering? especially when there are serious cuts in the source as there are on this version that haven't been fixed. the cuts in a really hot bertha are a shame on this version.

sorry for the rant..now that i got that out of the way, i have an uncut version of this show on DAT, same supposed monitor mix (although the mix doesn't really sound much different than SBDs from the rest of the summer '92 tour), but w/o all the "remastering" that is unnecessary considering my DAT of this show sounds pretty much the same as this remastered version. drop me a line and I can clone the DAT and send it to someone to upload.

chkorchinski@yahoo.com
Reviewer: ckorchinski - - May 17, 2005
Subject: Uncut Version?
i hear you conrad...i appreciate the enormous efforts of people to remaster shows, but why remaster a source that sounds perfect to begin with? why not remaster things that could actually use audio remastering? especially when there are serious cuts in the source as there are on this version that haven't been fixed. the cuts in a really hot bertha are a shame on this version.

sorry for the rant..now that i got that out of the way, i have an uncut version of this show on DAT, same supposed monitor mix (although the mix doesn't really sound much different than SBDs from the rest of the summer '92 tour), but w/o all the "remastering" that is unnecessary considering my DAT of this show sounds pretty much the same as this remastered version. drop me a line and I can clone the DAT and send it to someone to upload.

chkorchinski@yahoo.com
Reviewer: Cigarsam - - February 13, 2005
Subject: It's all about the quality...
This was a very fun show for me. Stayed at my Grandmother's house, so I had food and a shower. Gotta like it. Driving in the rush hour traffic selling beers and cokes to drivers, and giving them to cops. Hey they tried to help sometimes, and kindness is always good. I remember this show sounding like I was wearing headphones, and I had crappy seats. NICE!
Reviewer: zenom - - February 11, 2005
Subject: Superb Sound Quality
Very nice sound quality. I wish I could find more like this. If anyone knows please post. It was a well played show too.
Reviewer: Conrad_Caterpillar - - May 12, 2004
Subject: Had a GREAT time at this show
..... and this is a GREAT sound quality show BUTTTT....... its been edited!! Its really too bad because Its a fun show ... but those of us that know this show will notice several spots where stuff was cut out.... the first time is the most notable.... during the guitar solo in Bertha.... I mean WHY cut jerrys solo!?!?!?!
I have a decent SBD tape of this show.... sounds almost like the same source was hoping the get a clear version on disk.... but there is tooo much cut outta this to be able to enjoy
I hope whoever cut out all those parts reads this and maybe puts up the original UNCUT version even tho this is a GREAT sounding show... I must give it a 1 since its cut!
thanks :o)
Reviewer: CIRESTodd - - May 8, 2004
Subject: A MUST HAVE!
This show is a "Must Have" -- simply put. Just download it. Trust us.

Here's some cover-art for this show:
http://www.toddalbert.com/music/cover_art/
Reviewer: 0ther1 - - May 7, 2004
Subject: HFS!! THANK YOU
A truly unique tape of a great show, I have several hundred hours of Dead, but never heard a show from this perspective. The care put into mastering this recording is phenomenal, and the source is SO unique...unlike any SBD and meticulously polished...thanks for sharing the kindness! I've traded many bands, taped briefly, an original etree host, and rarely get to experience the music as only the band has. This is one of those occasions. Simply a must have (more work went into the info file than many put into transfering a show)
Reviewer: fez_43 - - May 5, 2004
Subject: some comments
a recording experience that must be heard to be believed. especially recommended for headphone listeners.
Reviewer: samson - - May 2, 2004
Subject: First show
My first show. Saw JGB the past fall and had high expectations for this and man were they met! Great music all around. The second set sizzles and Steve Miller adds the finishing touch to a great show. Don't pass this one up. The sound is incredible. When the airhorn goes off during drums, I still have to stop and wonder "is that a real train..."
Reviewer: mmmatt - - May 2, 2004
Subject: sonicly perfect
This is easily a 5 star performance. But the recording itself is what makes this so special. The person who did the transfer on this show is well known among deadheads. If you have a topknotch playback system, this show will amaze you more than any other. I've had this version for awhile, and this is the show I give to my audiofile friends. ENJOY!!!
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